Who is ALICE?


Barriers And Solutions

ALICE households encounter a significant array of challenges that impact one’s ability to be a productive and motivated employee, including:

These barriers, among others, contribute to an inability to provide adequately for a family in the short and long term, and to weather economic downturns or crises, such as the pandemic, or wildfires.

Based on the body of research published under the auspices of United For ALICE, we know that there are several trends that impact ALICE throughout the state, and nationally:

Employers across New Jersey have been finding ways to address these challenges, including raising wages, making health insurance more affordable, and providing mentorship and training programs. Explore our well of case studies to learn about these projects and what was learned from them. While each workplace is different and may require unique solutions, these case studies can provide a wealth of tested ideas for other companies to model.